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If you haven't had the Chickpea & Olive experience yet. Here is what some folks have been saying about us!
We are honored to be named one of
NYC's BEST NEW FOOD VENDORS by TIME OUT NEW YORK!
"Chickpea & OliveDanielle Ricciardi and Daniel Strong—who met at Dell’anima while serving and cooking, respectively—turn out vegan comfort food at their first solo venture. Using produce from theUnion Square Greenmarket and Brooklyn Grange, the pair crafts market-driven sandwiches such as the Phatty Beet Slider ($6), a veggie-and-grains patty layered with baby Bibb lettuce and smear of habanero ketchup. A mushroom melt ($8)—two slices ofSullivan Street Bakery’s Pullman bread stuffed with gooey Daiya cheddar—gets a kick from Ricciardi’s peppery chipotle aioli." - Time Out New York
"I had to go back for seconds, as this hearty, succulent and tender beet patty between two pieces of artisinal brioche with tapioca cheese, tomato, habeñaro ketchup, vegan mayo and baby bib lettuce was irresistible, and the best burger I’ve had. Period. If you’re in or near New York, this is a weekend must!" - Joshua Katcher of The Discerning Brute
"Anyway, I had the most amazing Veggie burger in the world. I swear to everyone it tastes exactly like a real burger. It even looked like one. They use beets and it looks like its medium rare! Then they topped it with Daiya cheese and pickled jalapenos. Absolute perfection." - Katie Lara of Smartypanties.com
"So I'm just going to repeat myself and say again that their slider was amazing! I'll even go as far as to say that one would not miss a conventional beef burger eating this. Yeah, that's right. It's a strong statement, and I stand behind it!" - Ellie of This Vegan Life
"Wow. Their vegan slider was truly unbelievable, challenging your preconceptions of what a burger, veggie or otherwise, can offer without skimping on being really, truly satisfying. It's textured perfectly, and just meaty enough, owing more to the falafel than to the burger. It's one of the best things you'll ever eat..." - Anthony Smith of Food & Recipe
"So when I think, "What is the real testimonial for Chickpea and Olive?" You both are inspiration. You *change* lives through your living example. Yes, you make incredible food. Amazing heights of culinary brilliance. But really what you do? Truly? You contribute to nothing short of radical personal transformation and spiritual awakening. I know by having the example of what vegan living looks like and what vegan food taste like through you both and having that in our home (thanks to your catering) is what is making this change in me and more importantly in Matt possible." - Our most heartfelt gratitude, Vanessa and Matthew Smith